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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW During winter, ice formation may cause stage and discharge values to appear higher than expected. Ice effects may be minor (occurring only at night and early morning) with baseline flows obvious, or the effects may be major (stage constantly increases over several days or weeks) resulting in greatly erroneous discharge. Streamgages experiencing minor ice conditions will continue to display stage and discharge values to enable users to estimate the approximate base-line stage and discharge. Streamgages experiencing major ice conditions will have the discharge record temporarily disabled to prevent use of erroneous discharge values. The discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Daily mean discharges during periods of ice effect will be estimated after detailed data analysis.



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LOCATION--Lat 42° 25'30", long 72° 01'30" Worcester County, Hydrologic Unit 01080204, on left bank 700 ft downstream from Barre Falls Reservoir, 1.6 mi upstream from Burnshirt River, 4 mi east of Barre, and at mile 33.3.
DRAINAGE AREA--55.1 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD--Discharge: July 1946 to current year.
Water-quality records: Water years 1957, 1994.
REVISED RECORDS--WDR MA-RI-84-1: drainage area. WDR MA-RI-89-1: 1984–88.
GAGE--Data Collection Platform with satellite telemeter. Elevation of gage is 745 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS--Prior to August 1955, slight regulation at low flow at times by Long Pond. Flow regulated by Barre Falls Reservoir since 1958. Diversion at times since 1955 from 6.5 mi2 upstream of station for municipal supply of Fitchburg.
COOPERATION BY--U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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00060 Discharge 1990-05-31  2017-09-25
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2017-09-25

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Most recent instantaneous value: 14.9 09-25-2017   12:30 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 25 based on 71 years of record more
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1.84 4.5 13 14.9 30 33 201

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Most recent instantaneous value: 2.63 09-25-2017   12:30 EDT
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